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Cave of Wonders (Infinity Ring Series #5)
     

Cave of Wonders (Infinity Ring Series #5)

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by Matthew J. Kirby
 

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Fix the past. Save the future.

Europe is in the grip of the Dark Ages, but there is a light in the dark: Baghdad. The great city has become a center of learning, populated by scholars, merchants, and explorers from all across the known world. But danger lurks in the desert . . . and Dak, Sera, and Riq must act fast to save the world's greatest library from

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Fix the past. Save the future.

Europe is in the grip of the Dark Ages, but there is a light in the dark: Baghdad. The great city has become a center of learning, populated by scholars, merchants, and explorers from all across the known world. But danger lurks in the desert . . . and Dak, Sera, and Riq must act fast to save the world's greatest library from utter destruction.

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Praise for Infinity Ring #1: A Mutiny in Time:

"Tight plotting, snappy dialogue... the story moves at a breathless pace.” -- Rick Riordan, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Percy Jackson and the Olympians

"'History is broken, and we need your help to fix it.' What kid could turn down an invitation like that?... It's a quick, straightforward adventure with a successful mix of action, adventure, and historical substance." -- Publishers Weekly

"Save a place on your shelves for this fast-paced and fun series about historical time travel." -- Voice of Youth Advocates

Praise for Infinity Ring #2: Divide and Conquer:

"Many history-loving kids will be sucked in, while others will be hooked by the accompanying full-color poster-map... and corresponding online game." -- Booklist

Praise for Infinity Ring #3: The Trap Door:

"Three novels into the series, the Infinity Ring pulls off a shocking twist. This book earns the year's strangest compliment: It doesn't read like a time-travel story. It has all the usual tropes: impossible technology, split-second escapes, glimpses of the future. There's even an inventive variation on the grandfather paradox. But in its best scenes, it reads like a historical novel." -- Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Infinity Ring #4: Curse of the Ancients:

"Fans of the series will already be hooked, but even more skeptical readers may be a little curious what happens next." -- Kirkus Reviews

Children's Literature - Denise Hartzler
In book five of the "Infinity Ring" series, Kirby brings readers on a journey into Baghdad. While Europe is in the middle of the Dark Ages, Baghdad is the one city that is the epicenter of knowledge. Baghdad is populated with the most scholars, merchants and explorers from across the world. The main characters, Dak, Sera and Riq must find out what danger lies within the desert that threatens the world's greatest library from destruction. To save a book written by Aristotle and other books housed in the House of Wisdom Library, the team is faced with the dangers of the conqueror Khan Hulagu in 1258. It is a race against time and against fierce warriors. Riq is afraid that his encounter with the Underground Railroad has altered the future and he may not even exist. Sera is more strong and on a mission to prevent the Cataclysm while Dak senses that the other two have secrets but won't talk to him about them. These personal stressors put a lot of strain on the group while they are trapped in a city, which is soon to be pillaged by Mongols. But Kirby gets the team working together more so than in previous series and keep up the pace of the book. This is one of the fastest moving plots in this series and is highly recommended for reluctant readers. Fans of fantasy may read it within a day or over the course of several days but won't want to put this one down. The only downside of this book/series is that readers will have difficulty following the story if they have not read the first book in this series. Like all the "Infinity Ring" books, readers receive the Hystorian's Guide to unlock another adventure online. Reviewer: Denise Hartzler

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545600217
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
08/27/2013
Series:
Infinity Ring Series , #5
Edition description:
Audio
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


Matthew J. Kirby is the critically acclaimed author of the middle-grade novels ICEFALL, which won the Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery, and THE CLOCKWORK THREE. He was born in Utah and grew up in Maryland, California, and Hawaii. Matthew is currently at work on his next novel. Visit his website at www.matthewjkirby.com.

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Cave of Wonders (Infinity Ring Series #5) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm very excited to read the 5th installment of the Infinity Ring series! If this book is like any of the other books in the series, expect unforeseen twists  and turns and thrilling action that leaves the reader begging for more! If only the books were not so short! Expect a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best series EVER
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Great serise and books
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We need to move camps to ice
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nods "What happened to my camp?"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"They almost got Ace three days ago. You can stay safe for a while, as leader of a camp. And me? Being what I am, the Destedos couldn't hope to get me in the next century." *chuckles*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
DELICIOUS BANANA BREAD
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